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Connecticut on the happier end of 'happiest states' survey

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Connecticut is no Utah or Minnesota, but it's on the happier end of the spectrum.

The personal finance website WalletHub.com released a study of 2016's happiest states in America.

Connecticut came in at 17 on the list.

Here's how the state's metrics broke down the arrival at that rank:

  • 13th in emotional & physical well-being
  • 39th in work environment
  • 12th in community & environment

WalletHub said it was backing up the findings of an annual Gallup-Healthways poll that measured global well-being.

The poll said that people who make more money tend to report higher positive emotions. However, income isn't the only factor in personal happiness.

WalletHub said physical health, personal purpose and social connectivity are also important factors.

It took into account 28 key metrics like those when comparing all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Check out the top 20 here.

According to its findings, Utah, Minnesota and North Dakota were the top three happiest states.

Kentucky, Alabama and West Virginia rounded out the bottom three.

To read the complete results of WalletHub's study, head here.

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